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H_AGR_2016A 04/06/2016 10:35:39 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES

Date: 04/06/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:35 AM to 10:46 AM
Arndt
X
Becker J.
X
Place: HCR 0107
Brown
X
Buck
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Coram
X
Representative Vigil
Danielson
X
Dore
E
This Report was prepared by
Ginal
X
Meghan O'Connor
Lebsock
X
Mitsch Bush
X
Saine
X
Becker K.
X
Vigil
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1276

SB16-145
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





10:36 AM -- HB 16-1276



Representative Hamner and Representative Coram presented House Bill 16-1276, concerning emergency responses at legacy mining sites. Under current law, the Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may use funds from the Emergency Response Cash Fund to respond to hazardous conditions at a mining site only if the site is subject to the division's regulatory authority. This bill authorizes use of the fund to conduct an emergency response when circumstances exist at a legacy mine site that create a danger to public health or welfare, or to the environment. Representative J Becker moved that the committee vote on the bill without hearing testimony.

BILL: HB16-1276
TIME: 10:36:54 AM
MOVED: Becker J.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1276 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buck
Yes
Coram
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Dore
Excused
Ginal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Saine
Yes
Becker K.
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



10:38 AM -- SB 16-145



Representative Mitsch Bush and Representative Willett, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-145, concerning the formation of subdistricts in the Colorado River Water Conservation District. The bill provides an alternative method for the Colorado River Water Conservation District to form subdistricts. Current law requires that a petition be signed by 50 percent of the property owners in the proposed subdistrict be presented to and approved by a court. The bill changes that petition process. Representative Mitsch Bush distributed Amendment L.003 (Attachment A).



160406 AttachA.pdf160406 AttachA.pdf



10:42 AM --
Chris Treese, Colorado River Water Conservation District and Colorado Water Congress, spoke in support of the bill.









10:43 AM



Representative Mitsch Bush explained Amendment L.003 to the committee.

BILL: SB16-145
TIME: 10:44:44 AM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Brown
VOTE
Arndt
Becker J.
Brown
Buck
Coram
Danielson
Dore
Excused
Ginal
Lebsock
Mitsch Bush
Saine
Becker K.
Vigil
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection









10:45 AM



Representative Mitsch Bush made concluding comments on the bill.

BILL: SB16-145
TIME: 10:45:19 AM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-145, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Brown
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buck
Yes
Coram
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Dore
Excused
Ginal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Saine
Yes
Becker K.
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



10:46 AM



The committee adjourned.




Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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